Virtual yoga event to offer supports to Black survivors of trauma

An upcoming virtual yoga class is aiming to carry on the mission of a support group for Black survivors of trauma, racism, and gender and sexual violence who wish to learn, grow and heal together.

Taking place Tuesday, April 4, the We See You Sis: Virtual Yoga event will run from 6 to 7 p.m. on Microsoft Teams and is a continuation of the six-week We See You Sis survivor support group.

The session will be provided by The Black Therapist Collective, an organization made up of Black professional social workers and psychotherapists committed to providing modern, holistic, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and culturally-centered services.

Brock’s Gender and Sexual Violence Intake Support Co-ordinator Tassia Gabbidon said the session would offer valuable insight and engagement.

“It is critical for Black students to establish good self-care habits not only because of educational stressors but also due to the devastating effects of racial trauma and gender and sexual violence, which impacts emotional, mental and physical health,” she said. “Yoga is one form of self-care, and it’s an ongoing practice, but it’s meant to encourage students to try something new and gain practical tools and knowledge to confidently hold space for themselves through collective healing, movement and breathwork, meditation and so much more.”

To learn more about the yoga session, visit the event’s ExperienceBU page.

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